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Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:00 PM

Singapore Court of Appeal confirms that the parties’ intention to Arbitrate should not be given effect “at all costs”

In BNA v BNB and Anor 2019 SGCA 84, the Singapore Court of Appeal (the “COA“) confirmed that the phrase “arbitration in Shanghai” meant that

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Arbitration. Class Action. Second Circuit holds that an arbitrator's determination of class arbitrability binds even non-party class members who did not affirmatively opt in to the arbitration proceeding.

In 2008, the lead plaintiff filed the underlying lawsuit, alleging that Sterling Jewelers Inc. ("Sterling") paid her and other female employees less

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Federal Appeals Court Vacates Arbitration Award, Concluding Arbitrator Issued Own “Brand of Industrial Justice”

In the field of labor relations, there exist some rare occurrences, things that happen so seldom that it seems as if they are impossible. As we’ve

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Asters wins Stockholm arbitration over crypto mining equipment for ASK Technology Limited

Asters successfully represented ASK Technology Limited, a leading Hong Kong manufacturer of multi-GPU systems for mining, rendering and AI, in a

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

5th Cir. Reverses Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration in TILA Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reversed the denial of a lender’s motion to compel arbitration in an adversary bankruptcy

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

The United States and China Sign “Phase One” Trade Agreement

On January 15, 2020, after two years of negotiations and retaliatory measures in a tariff trade war, the United States and China signed a “phase one”

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Supreme Court takes strict stance on conflict of interest

The Supreme Court recently considered whether the fact that an arbitrator and a party counsel in one arbitration acted as co-counsel in another

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Arbitration. Injunction. District court orders Mexican bank to withdraw ex parte order from Mexican court barring Deutsche Bank from selling its Mexican subsidiaries

Facing pressure from Mexican regulatory authorities to sell its Mexican assets, Deutsche Mexico Holdings S.A.R.L. ("Deutsche Mexico") entered into a

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Arbitration. Vacatur of Award. Arbitrator Partiality. Ninth Circuit vacates arbitration award based on later-discovered information that created a reasonable impression of arbitrator bias.

The arbitration giving rise to this case arose out of a dispute between Monster Energy Company ("Monster") and Olympic Eagle Distributing ("Olympic

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Crossing swords with your ex

In a move which mirrors Game of Thrones, an American man has filed papers with his local court asking that his ongoing legal dispute with his wife be

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2019: The Impact Of U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

Seyfarth Synopsis: The second key trend from our 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report involves rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Arbitration. Enforcement of Award. Forum Non Conveniens. District court refuses to dismiss petition to confirm arbitral award on forum non conveniens grounds where the foreign entity mighteven in the futurehold property in the United States.

A dispute arose out of a 1999 contract between Entes Industrial Plants, Construction and Erection Contracting Co, Inc. ("Entes") and the Ministry of

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Update on the TRO Issued in the Case Involving California’s AB 51 Anti-Arbitration Law

On Jan. 10, 2020 Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller further defined the scope, issues and duration of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) she

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Workplace Transparency Act Creates 2020 To-do List for Illinois Employers

2019 was a busy legislative year in Illinois with many new compliance obligations for employers in the New Year. Topping the list for Illinois

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

School no excuse for excessive absenteeism: arbitrator rules in upholding termination

In a recent arbitration decision (Teamsters, Local Union 847 v Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment), the arbitrator upheld the termination of a

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Ex parte communications between party-appointed arbitrator and counsel not necessarily indicative of lack of impartiality and independence (Swiss Supreme Court)

In Decision 4A_2922019, the Swiss Supreme Court rejected a challenge to annul an award made on the basis that the Arbitral Tribunal was irregularly

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

US Employment Law Digest

2019 kept US employers on their toes. From intensifying scrutiny of independent contractor relationships, data privacy changes, and hostility to

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

TRO Blocks State of California From Enforcing New Arbitration Law

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller, in Sacramento on December 30, 2019, issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the state of

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Arbitration Case Law Update: Court of Appeal Reinforces Court's Supervisory Jurisdiction

Arbitration case law update: Court of Appeal reinforces court’s supervisory jurisdiction Minister of Finance (Incorporated), 1 Malaysia Development

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

California’s mandatory arbitration ban on hold - at least for now

A District Court Judge has extended the injunction on the enforcement of AB-51, California's recently enacted ban on mandatory arbitration agreements

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Swiss Supreme Court partially sets aside ICC award on grounds of extra petita

In a recently published German-language decision, the Swiss Supreme Court partially granted the parties' respective applications to set aside an

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Thoughts for the new decade: smart contracts, blockchain and construction dispute resolution

At the start of a new decade where automated, self-executing smart contracts are likely to become more commonplace, perhaps also in the construction

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

To Discipline Or Not To Discipline: It’s The Employer’s Prerogative

Several arbitration awards in the last few years have discussed the difference between discipline and Administrative Measures. The Quebec Court of

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Engage emotional intelligence

Construction disputes often involve complex facts and law. The potential commercial effects of such disputes can put jobs, reputations and profit

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Appealing an Arbitral Award? The BC Court of Appeal sheds light on what constitutes a question of law and a breach of natural justice

In MSI Methylation Sciences, Inc. v Quark Venture Inc, 2019 BCCA 448, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia recently clarified the Court’s

Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00 PM

California Court Extends TRO Against Arbitration Law

California’s law against arbitration remains in doubt after Eastern District Judge Kimberly Mueller extended the TRO issued on December 31

Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Foster Garvey Files Opposition to Cert Petition

On December 23, 2019, Foster Garvey and co-counsel Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC, filed a Brief in Opposition to a petition for a writ of certiorari with

Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Mandatory Arbitration for Benefit Plan Documents - Prudent or Problematic?

In Dorman v. Charles Schwab Corp., the Ninth Circuit held that an ERISA plan document that included a mandatory individual arbitration provision

Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Federal Judge Rejects Amended Complaint in Ohio State Sexual Assault Case

A federal judge overseeing a sexual assault lawsuit against The Ohio State University (OSU) has denied the plaintiffs’ motion to amend the complaint

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